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Effective date: 
Friday, January 1, 2010
Last update: 
Monday, January 1, 2018


Policy Purpose

When the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) sets an employer's assessment rate, it first assigns each employer to the appropriate industry sector or sub-group based on the industry of the employer. Where an employer's business includes a number of different departments engaged in a variety of industrial activities, the WCB may classify the entire operation based on the principal activity, or may classify each department separately.

This policy clarifies the principles of employer classification and establishes the criteria for when an employer will be classified under one sub-group or under more than one sub-group. It also establishes criteria on how the WCB will classify an employer whose business includes a non-compulsory component.




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